50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

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50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby gsrsk8er on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:50 am

I recently finished building this built in bookshelf/fish tank in our sunroom. It turned out great. I previously had a 20 gallon mini nano reef tank that I upgraded to the 50 gallon. I love the tank because it is deeper than a common sized tank. It is setup with a fluval 405 canister filter, 60lbs of live sand, about 40 lbs live rock, and a metal halide/power compact combo light.


Start of the Build

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Furthur Along

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Almost Done

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Finished

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Finished Closeup

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Shrimp Goby

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Shrimp and Citron Gobies

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Leather

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Hammers

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Just got about 20 more pounds of liverock
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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby johntroxel71 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:02 pm

That looks awesome!! How is it for heat? With it enclosed like that I could see it being a problem.

The shrimp Goby looks great. I cant wait to get a few more fish for my tank.
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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby gsrsk8er on Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:02 pm

There are actually several vents in the shelf above it with fans blowing air out. The airflow is relatively good so it doesn't heat up too bad. I was told that was a hammer coral when i bought it, but it looks to be more of a frogspawn. Any thoughts?
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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby Socratic Monologue on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:36 pm

There are, as far as I understand, two differences between E. parancora and E. paradivisa: the former has anchor-shaped tentacle tips, and the tentacles are unbranched; the latter has rounded tips on tentacles that are often branched.
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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby gsrsk8er on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:31 pm

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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby cr8signs on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Super cute setup!
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Re: 50 Gallon Fish Tank Bookshelf Project

Postby BraenDead on Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Moved to the Tank Build form
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